November is here, which means it’s time to get excited for the holidays! Bend, Oregon, has plenty of cool events happening this month. From Veteran’s Day to Shop Small Saturday, there are many opportunities to explore what our town has to offer.
Bend has quite the variety of activities going on for tourists and locals alike; you’ll never run out of things to do. Keep reading for some ideas on how you can spend your November in Bend and let us know what you end up doing this November!
Bend Veterans Day Parade: The annual Bend Veterans Day Parade will take place on Friday, November 11th in downtown Bend at Bond and Wall Streets. Veterans and current service members are encouraged to join the march line or ride their motorcycle down Wall Street while waving American flags alongside fellow veterans from all branches. There will also be a ceremony held after the parade for attendees to honor local military men and women. If you want to get into the holiday spirit early, then head out with your family to attend this special event that pays homage to America’s heroes.
Campfire Unplugged: Gather around the fire for Campfire Unplugged Bend an unplugged music series showcasing live music from artists all around the country. You can grab your friends to go as a group or come solo – everyone is welcome at Bend’s Campfire Hotel. Small bites and libations are available for purchase.
Ladies Night Downtown Bend: Save the Date for Ladies Night in Bend’s downtown area, on Friday, November 19th from 5-8pm. It’s a great opportunity for ladies to get out and explore Bend while enjoying complimentary wine, shopping deals, and more! This annual event takes place downtown, so you will not want to miss it if you are in town this month.
Shop Small Saturday: The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means the shops of Bend will soon be packed with people looking for unique gifts. Make sure to include your loved ones on your holiday shopping list to purchase locally made items – they’ll appreciate them even more! Head downtown Bend on November 27th, where participating local businesses will have displays of local artistry, goods, and specials for the annual Shop Small Saturday. Bring the whole family for special giveaways, family fun activities, and more! You can find everything from handmade ornaments to organic coffee, so there is something for everyone on your list or to treat yourself.
Bend is a beautiful place to spend your November! There are plenty of events going on every month, and the holiday season will be here before you know it. If you are looking for ways to get into the spirit, then head to Bend this November – we dare you not enjoy yourself!
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